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7/20/08 - Tyler

Piller Wins Texas State Open

Tyler's stop on the Northeast Texas PGA tour was this weekend. The Texas State Open finished up Sunday, and there would be a new champion at the Cascades.

Nine golfers were within three strokes of the lead starting off the day, and the field was still wide open. The leader, Martin Piller of Dallas, was ten under to start the day, and he built on that lead. In his first pro event, Piller claimed the championship at fourteen under at the Texas State Open.  

"I came out and I was making birdies," Piller said, "and I committed myself to not looking at the leaderboard. I thought if I play the course, I'd be alright. I honestly didn't know where I stood until I walked up on eighteen green."

With Piller's first vistory, he also collects the twenty-five thousand dollar champions check. Even though this was to be the last year of the contract, the Texas State Open will return to the Cascades next year. The Northeast Texas PGA would like to keep the event in Tyler long term.

Reid Kerr can be reached at rkerr@kltv.com.

 

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